General Labourer (Former Employee) – Schomberg, ON – 13 September 2016
If you are seeing an ad for a job within this corporation in the months of September until November stay away unless you are desperate. You are only going to be needed for a very short period of time during "The Busy Season". The average employment span of a Krown Employee is only 2-3 months. You will work VERY HARD LONG HOURS! You will not be with your family very much or at all during the fall months. It is very fast paced gruelling work. Prepare yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Tempers can become very short amongst you and the other temporary employees. You must be able to think fast at all times. You must be open-minded when it comes to work duties as well. Never think "That's Not My Job." "I Wasn't Hired To Do That." You could be washing vehicles, drilling holes in doors, spraying the bottom of vehicles, or even crawling underneath big vehicles outside in the cold rainy weather. Krown does them all big or small. Krown is an awesome product, process, and corporation. The downfall is that it is a very tight knit group of core individuals. Advancement only comes from within this group. I found out the hard way that it will always be "just a job". You will never have a full time permanent career with them unless you are a family member, a member of their faith, or unless you have the financial means to own your own location for yourself.
If you are at the right shop, it is an excellent experience., They are the largest Rust Control Company in the industry with locations in Canada, Us, and Europe.
Dirty, Tiring, Physically Challenging (long hours on your feet)
Customer service (Former Employee) – Saint John East, NB – 11 March 2016
Krown Rust Control was a great opportunity for me. My Co-workers were excellent in teaching me the about the business. I enjoyed working with the public. My position there was to answer phones and questions that the customer may have about the product. I booked appointments and called to remind them of their appointments. Entered data daily and some accounting duties- simply accounting.
Fun place to work. Once you learn the duties and pace it is satisfying to work as part of a team and give great service to customers
Labourer (Current Employee) – Concord, ON – 7 February 2015
A day at work is repetitive. A customer will come in with a vehicle and we bring it in. We prep it then rustproof it, then wash it. On busy days you function like an assembly line with set jobs assigned to each employee. Over years I have learned much about cars and the automotive industry. I have also learned that having a good relationship with your co-workers is vital for success. That said, getting along with others can be the hardest part, especially during the busier days. The most enjoyable part is seeing a customer leave happy as well as proving to be an important part of the team.
Fun environment, free lunch on Saturdays during busy season
Oil Sprayer, Detailer (Current Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 16 January 2015
9-5 job that is dirty and chemical filled. respirator 70% of the day or your heath could take a drastic down word spiral. Soaked to the bone every day in undercoating oil, witch soaks into your skin, and diluted cleaners. A job that should be compensated at least 15 $ an hour given the operator of the shop will keep your safety in mind, have a proper whimis and msds system in place and provide sufficient glasses and gloves and respirator equipment. Other wise stay away because it is not any sort of career path because the chemicals will get you. And if you do stay long enough to get good and take on more responsibility, do not expect any incentive or compensation because you will be treated like a worthless person regardless of work ethic and attitude because we are viewed as slaves. The position has been referenced as n****work by the operators who arbitrarily manage their employees wages on a friendship baias.
over time in busy season
no xmas party, no benifits, no saftey protcols, no outlined saftey procedure, shortage of hours, lay offs with 1 day notice
I had good hrs and worked days, easy going ownwers
Supervisor (Current Employee) – cambridge – 28 May 2013
i liked the work that i did and i learned a lot about cars and different aspects of them i was the shop manager the hardest part of the job was the yearly lay off the most enjoyable was the learning and what i got to learn there and how i got to apply it
Car Care Technician and Assistant Shop Supervisor (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 22 January 2013
Productive shop. Rust proofed an average of 25-30 cars a day in a fast paced organized manner. Management was good but the owners hearts were not in it anymore. They were in the middle of selling the business. The co-workers were a group of hard working generous people. The hardest part of the job was being out in the cold weather but we were always dressed accordingly. the best part of the job was that u have your regular customers and you get to develope relationships making the day a lot better and more comfortable for everyone
Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 28 August 2012
my typical day would be answering the phones, booking appointments. taking payment from customers. Make sure the co workers get the schedule of cars to do and the keys. I clean the office and bathroom, make sure there is coffee, cream & sugar available. Basically by myself in the office. Have a great boss. I love the job. I just wish it was year round.